Next step after Green Fleet
After some time gaining experience in Green fleet the sailor will progress to Open Fleet. This fleet is a racing fleet and compete in regattas around Auckland and nationally. The Open fleet programme progressively grows our young sailors ability and encourages them to be the best sailors they can be.
Open Fleet is split into two groups Tiri & Rangi, these groups train on two different week nights and then come together on a Sunday. The groups are split based on sailor’s experience and national rankings. The first step into Open from Green fleet is into the Tiri group.
Tiri Fleet: The fleet consists of sailors who are becoming more committed to sailing the Optimist. These sailors that are just starting their Open Fleet journey and are less experienced, or are sailors gaining confidence who are still growing their sailing and racing skills. There is an option for some of these sailors to sail in White Fleet.
Rangi Fleet: Consisting of sailors who are more interested in the racing side of the sport and tend have a higher level of drive and elite- level aspirations and goals when it comes to their racing. These sailors are showing a more experienced level of Optimist sailing.